I finished this scarf recently to give to my boyfriend, Dave. He lost his old one on the streetcar!
It's easy, and looks great, and the combination of black with the variegated colourways of Malabrigo makes it nice and manly. Plus it's got absolutely zero itch factor – Malabrigo is soft enough for even the pickiest of mens necks! Here you go!
The Manly Scarf
Needles : 4.5 or 5mm
Yarn : Malabrigo Worsted - two skeins, one black, one other colour
Cast on 25 stitches with the black yarn
knit two rows
switch to the second colour, and knit two rows
switch to the black yarn, carrying it up the side of the scarf, being careful not to pull too tightly.
Continue knitting two rows of each colour and switching, carrying the yarn up the side, until the scarf is the desired length, or you run out of yarn! (I used about half of a ball of each colour) End with two rows of black.
Cast off loosely, weave in ends.
Wrap, and place under the tree, for a fantastic present for the men in your life!